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Version: 3.0.0-beta7

ChaosCenter Namespace Scope Installation


Prerequisites

Before deploying LitmusChaos, make sure the following items are there

  • Kubernetes 1.17 or later

  • A Persistent volume of 20GB

    note

    Recommend to have a Persistent volume(PV) of 20GB, You can start with 1GB for test purposes as well. This PV is used as persistent storage to store the chaos config and chaos-metrics in the Portal. By default, litmus install would use the default storage class to allocate the PV. Provide this value

  • Helm3 or kubectl

Installation

Installation of Litmus can be done using either of the below methods

Install Litmus using Helm

The helm chart will install all the required service account configuration and ChaosCenter.

The following steps will help you install Litmus ChaosCenter via helm.

Step-1: Add the litmus helm repository

helm repo add litmuschaos https://litmuschaos.github.io/litmus-helm/
helm repo list

Step-2: Create the namespace on which you want to install Litmus ChaosCenter [Required only if namespace isn't there]

  • The chaoscenter components can be placed in any namespace, though it is typically placed in "litmus".
kubectl create ns litmus

The ChaosCenter can be placed in any namespace, though it is typically placed in litmus. Ignore if you already have the namespace where you want to install Litmus created.

Step-3: Install the required Litmus CRDs

The cluster-admin or an equivalent user with the right permissions are required to install the CRDs upfront.

kubectl apply -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/litmuschaos/litmus/master/litmus-portal/manifests/litmus-portal-crds.yml
Expected Output
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/clusterworkflowtemplates.argoproj.io created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/cronworkflows.argoproj.io created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/workflows.argoproj.io created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/workflowtemplates.argoproj.io created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/chaosengines.litmuschaos.io created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/chaosexperiments.litmuschaos.io created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/chaosresults.litmuschaos.io created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/eventtrackerpolicies.eventtracker.litmuschaos.io created

Step-4: Install Litmus ChaosCenter

helm install chaos litmuschaos/litmus --namespace=litmus --set portalScope=namespace
Expected Output
NAME: chaos
LAST DEPLOYED: Tue Jun 15 19:20:09 2021
NAMESPACE: litmus
STATUS: deployed
REVISION: 1
TEST SUITE: None
NOTES:
Thank you for installing litmus 😀

Your release is named chaos and its installed to namespace: litmus.

Visit https://docs.litmuschaos.io/ to find more info.

Note: Litmus uses Kubernetes CRDs to define chaos intent. Helm3 handles CRDs better than Helm2. Before you start running a chaos experiment, verify if Litmus is installed correctly.

Install Litmus using kubectl

Set the namespace on which you want to install Litmus ChaosCenter

Create a namespace kubectl create ns <Your Namespace>

kubectl create ns litmus
Expected Output
NAME                        STATUS   AGE
litmus Active 2s

Install the required Litmus CRDs

The cluster-admin or an equivalent user with the right permissions are required to install the CRDs upfront.

kubectl apply -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/litmuschaos/litmus/master/litmus-portal/manifests/litmus-portal-crds.yml
Expected Output
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/clusterworkflowtemplates.argoproj.io created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/cronworkflows.argoproj.io created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/workflows.argoproj.io created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/workflowtasksets.argoproj.io created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/workflowtemplates.argoproj.io created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/chaosengines.litmuschaos.io created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/chaosexperiments.litmuschaos.io created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/chaosresults.litmuschaos.io created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/eventtrackerpolicies.eventtracker.litmuschaos.io created

Install Litmus ChaosCenter

Applying the manifest file will install all the required service account configuration and ChaosCenter.

kubectl apply -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/litmuschaos/litmus/master/mkdocs/docs/3.0.0-beta6/litmus-namespaced-3.0.0-beta6.yaml -n <Your Namespace>

You need to provide the Namespace in place of Your Namespace, that you have created eariler for the litmuschaos Installation

Expected Output
role.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/argo-role-for-litmusportal-server created
rolebinding.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/argo-rb-for-litmusportal-server created
role.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/litmus-namespace-scope-for-litmusportal-server created
rolebinding.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/litmus-namespace-scope-rb-for-litmusportal-server created
role.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/subscriber-role-for-litmusportal-server created
rolebinding.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/subscriber-rb-for-litmusportal-server created
role.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/litmus-admin-role-for-litmusportal-server created
rolebinding.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/litmus-admin-rb-for-litmusportal-server created
role.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/chaos-role-for-litmusportal-server created
rolebinding.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/chaos-rb-for-litmusportal-server created
role.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/event-tracker-role-for-litmusportal-server created
rolebinding.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/event-tracker-rb-for-litmusportal-server created
role.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/litmus-server-role created
rolebinding.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/litmus-server-rb created
serviceaccount/litmus-server-account created
secret/litmus-portal-admin-secret created
configmap/litmus-portal-admin-config created
configmap/litmusportal-frontend-nginx-configuration created
deployment.apps/litmusportal-frontend created
service/litmusportal-frontend-service created
deployment.apps/litmusportal-server created
service/litmusportal-server-service created
deployment.apps/litmusportal-auth-server created
service/litmusportal-auth-server-service created
statefulset.apps/mongo created
service/mongo-service created
service/mongo-headless-service created

Verify your installation


Verify if the frontend, server, and database pods are running

  • Check the pods in the namespace where you installed Litmus:

    kubectl get pods -n litmus
    Expected Output
    NAME                                    READY   STATUS  RESTARTS  AGE
    litmusportal-server-6fd57cc89-6w5pn 1/1 Running 0 57s
    litmusportal-auth-server-7b596fff9-5s6g5 1/1 Running 0 57s
    mongo-0 1/1 Running 0 57s
    litmusportal-frontend-55974fcf59-cxxrf 1/1 Running 0 58s
  • Check the services running in the namespace where you installed Litmus:

    kubectl get svc -n litmus
    Expected Output
    NAME                            TYPE        CLUSTER-IP      EXTERNAL-IP PORT(S)                       AGE
    litmusportal-frontend-service NodePort 10.43.79.17 <none> 9091:31846/TCP 102s
    litmusportal-server-service NodePort 10.43.30.54 <none> 9002:31245/TCP,8000:32714/TCP 101s
    litmusportal-auth-server-service NodePort 10.43.81.108 <none> 9003:32618/TCP,3030:31899/TCP 101s
    mongo-service ClusterIP 10.43.227.10 <none> 27017/TCP 101s
    mongo-headless-service ClusterIP None <none> 27017/TCP 101s

Note: With the namespace mode of the control panel, we need to set the endpoint of the chaos center ui according to the use case for external Chaos Delegates. By default, it is http://litmusportal-frontend-service:9091

To alter, Apply:

kubectl set env deployment/litmusportal-server -n litmus --containers="graphql-server" CHAOS_CENTER_UI_ENDPOINT="http://172.132.44.44:3231"

Verify Successful Registration of the Self Chaos Delegate post Account Configuration

Once the project is created, the cluster is automatically registered as a chaos target via installation of Chaos Delegate. This is represented as Self Chaos Delegate in ChaosCenter.

kubectl get pods -n litmus
NAME                                     READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
chaos-exporter-547b59d887-4dm58 1/1 Running 0 5m27s
chaos-operator-ce-84ddc8f5d7-l8c6d 1/1 Running 0 5m27s
event-tracker-5bc478cbd7-xlflb 1/1 Running 0 5m28s
litmusportal-frontend-97c8bf86b-mx89w 1/1 Running 0 15m
litmusportal-server-6fd57cc89-6w5pn 1/1 Running 0 15m
litmusportal-auth-server-7b596fff9-5s6g5 1/1 Running 0 15m
mongo-0 1/1 Running 0 15m
subscriber-958948965-qbx29 1/1 Running 0 5m30s
workflow-controller-78fc7b6c6-w82m7 1/1 Running 0 5m32s

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